A major spring blizzard shut down major highways and paralyzed the Southern Plains as residents of Oklahoma and Texas prepared for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mile-an-hour winds and huge snowdrifts. Schools and government offices were closed, and hundreds of travelers were stranded by the storm, which left some areas under a coat of ice.REPEAT: "The snowfall was expected to be unprecedented for this time of year ..."
The snowfall was expected to be unprecedented for this time of year in Oklahoma, and the National Guard was called out in the Texas Panhandle, where snowdrifts as high as 11 feet and up to a foot of snowfall were predicted before the storm moves on Saturday.
a blizzard dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of the Plains on Saturday.AP:
Crews with snowplows struggled to clear roads in Oklahoma, where a foot of snow fell.
The blizzard cut power, stranding drivers and prompted governors in Kansas and Oklahoma to issue disaster declarations.
Blizzard warnings in effect until this afternoon for parts of the Texas Panhandle have stranded people indoors and left highways closed. Forecasts predict the northeastern part of the Panhandle to be the most affected Saturday morning, with spots of blowing snow and winds of up to 30 mph.BLIZZARDS IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND IN SPRING. (MORE HERE.)
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- DON'T BE DUPED.
- CARBON TAXES, SWAPS AND CAPS ARE A TOTAL WASTE.